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Russian-born battle rapper Oxxxymiron opened up to VladTV about his early years, including leaving Russia at 9 as communism was collapsing and moving to Germany with his father. After moving to England at 15, Oxxxymiron explained how he got into Oxford University, which is comparable to Harvard in the U.S.

When asked about a previous bipolar disorder diagnosis, Oxxxymiron is quick to point out that he’s not sure of the accuracy, adding that he never took the medication prescribed to him. To hear more, including how the Fugees inspired him to rap as a teenager, hit the above clip.